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    Quote Originally Posted by awbacon View Post
    I inquired with a Japanese seller about an Apple Pippin, EMS to the US. They didn't want to attempt it as they'd heard about major delays / returned packages. So I think even EMS may be slow these days
    At this point it's Fedex or DHL until further notice. Even DHL took 10 days to get to me.

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    Friend of mine (in the US) mentioned three packages from two different Japanese vendors that he ordered recently are being sent back to Japan. J4U told him that they're getting 120 packages or so getting sent back, so DHL is gonna be the way to go for the time being, unless that collapses too.

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    DHL or any courier running their own distro centres and aircraft are unlikely to topple. But airmail, EMS etc all hitch rides on freight/commercial airlines and that shit has dropped off the face of the earth sadly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lachlan View Post
    DHL or any courier running their own distro centres and aircraft are unlikely to topple. But airmail, EMS etc all hitch rides on freight/commercial airlines and that shit has dropped off the face of the earth sadly.
    I ordered a copy of Super Sidekicks 2 twelve days ago and it's still sitting in Japan. There are other things I'd like to order from Japan, but for now I'm not taking that chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lachlan View Post
    $25 shipping is outrageous huh? Tell me how much would you be spending overall? probably a lot more than $25 right?
    It depends, I only do auctions. So a $25 base with +2-5 per on top can add up quick. Even if I were to get say, 15 $1-3 items, look at that shipping price. Currently only active in two, if I win it would be $2+$27 shipping. $30 for two items is a lot different than $10 for 2 items 90 days ago. The effect the price change has on me is that I am a lot more selective on what I would bid on.

    Anyways, I didn't post about it here to complain about the shipping price changes, just to make other aware of what I was seeing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yagamikun View Post
    I ordered a copy of Super Sidekicks 2 twelve days ago and it's still sitting in Japan. There are other things I'd like to order from Japan, but for now I'm not taking that chance.
    Exactly why I haven’t ordered a pc-fx or Pippin from Japan currently

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    I have a parcel arriving to me via DHL that was shipped yesterday. I paid 35 USD for EMS Japan Post but my seller found out about the troubles and went with DHL.
    I'll report back when I am in receipt of that parcel.
    I'm prolly looking to get one more item from JPN and then hold off for awhile.
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    One Package from Spain shipped PO was lost (25 Days) and seller resent Zeleris/DHL and it got here in 5 days. Another one from Japan was shipped PO (26 Days) and was sent back to the seller. Seller just refunded me. I think USPS is only really giving a shit about there more expensive services.

    If shipping PO I wouldn't do anything but Priority International or EMS. I would avoid PO altogether for International and just go with Fedex, DHL, or UPS if that's a option.
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    My parcel from DHL arrived today. It took about a day and a half to be processed and travel from TOKYO to their Cincinatti hub.Then there was a pause at their hub for about a day or so then it made it's way to me...so I would state that DHL is on the ball at this time if you plan to use their services via EMS.
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    I have a parcel arriving to me via DHL that was shipped yesterday. I paid 35 USD for EMS Japan Post but my seller found out about the troubles and went with DHL.
    I'll report back when I am in receipt of that parcel.
    I'm prolly looking to get one more item from JPN and then hold off for awhile.
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    We'll see, I ordered one Saturn game yesterday from Japan for $1! and $22 shipping :\ hopefully it will arrive some time this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG BEAR View Post
    My parcel from DHL arrived today. It took about a day and a half to be processed and travel from TOKYO to their Cincinatti hub.Then there was a pause at their hub for about a day or so then it made it's way to me...so I would state that DHL is on the ball at this time if you plan to use their services via EMS.
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    I don't know why the Japanese sellers I've talked to resist DHL. Asked two about a PC-FX shipped DHL, and they said they'd only use Japan Post EMS

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    I have packages in limbo currently. EMS is down, no Japan Post to the USA until further notice.

    Use DHL you say?

    Not for me.

    1) DHL doesnít deliver to P.O. Boxes. I wonít have things shipped to my home addy, re: porch pirates

    2) DHL wants •22000 for a package that would be •9800 sent EMS.

    Funk paying more than double, even *if* home delivery were an option for me.
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    As of April 24th, Japan Post suspended shipping to a ton of countries, including the US.
    https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/in...3_01_01_en.pdf

    It is from this page:
    https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/in...423_01_en.html

    It looks like my item was posted on the 23rd, so just under the deadline.
    EDIT: despite the Ebay page showing EMS as the shipping method, the description says DHL.
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    Personally i'd only deal with the US cause everyone else fucking sucks.

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    I received my item from Japan via DHL. It did actually take about a week. When I posted on the 29th it shipped, this is wrong because the seller had to wait until I gave a phone number. I guess shipping from Japan to US via DHL requires a phone number, similar to shipping from US to China. The tracking number shows it was picked up by DHL in Osaka on May 7, so it was 4 days shipping, way faster than EMS lol.
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    So, if a package was sent to me via Japan Post three days before April 24th, can I expect to receive it?

    The tracking number doesn't tell me anything.
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    Who knows? I've got two packages in the customs queue from mid-April that haven't budged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andsuchisdeath View Post
    So, if a package was sent to me via Japan Post three days before April 24th, can I expect to receive it?

    The tracking number doesn't tell me anything.
    One of my packages from April 14 is sitting in a Japan Post warehouse. Two of them made it out.

    If your stuff didnít make it onto one of the last commercial jets to leave out of Japan, your stuck until they lift their State of Emergency restrictions.
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    If you want something from Japan,DHL will take the business.Why seller's refuse to use'em is beyond my comprehension especially if the buyer is willing to pay a little extra... A lot of peoples sh8t could sit for at least 2-3 more months and then that's when stuff starts "getting lost".....
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    My personal beef with DHL is twofold:

    1) no P.O. Box delivery
    2) more than double the cost of EMS
    (My 8900• EMS parcels are 22000•).


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    I finally got my EMS packaged I ordered two months ago! FINALLY. I was expecting it to arrive here in less than a week. At least everything got here safe. My other DHL package arrived in 3 days but was 2-3x the price + I got destroyed by customs.

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    I just received a package from Japan today using DHL. It was the only option they offered if I wanted the package to actually ship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lions3 View Post
    I just received a package from Japan today using DHL. It was the only option they offered if I wanted the package to actually ship.
    Do you have to pay a customs fee upon receiving?

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